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on u.s. missions in that region. >> the attacks happened in benghazi, libya and cairo, egypt. the attacks are being blamed on a california man and his films. >> americans want to say something bad about prophet mohammad. >> reporter: in cairo, egypt, demonstrators scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy tearing down the american flag and replacing it with an islamic banner. [indiscernible] >> reporter: those behind the attacks blame an american film they say ridicules the islamic prophet mohammad. >> they make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight, they will do such a situation. >> reporter: in response the u.s. embassy in egypt issued a statement saying, it condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. in a statement secretary of state hillary clinton said, let me be clear, there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. but it was a statement from the embassy in egypt that set off a political firestorm between the obama and romney campaigns. mitt romney responded in a statement saying, it'
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the necessary steps to protect americans abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the just tess piece. >> reporter: the fbi open -- justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi opened the investigation to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. a government source says the fbi is sending investigators to germany to interview personnel who evacuated the consulate in libya. at the state department danielle nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> three americans injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed with him will arrive back in the u.s. tomorrow. >>> both sides in the presidential race campaigning today in the battle ground state of virginia.
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no reports of any injuries, but of course that was not the case at the u.s. consulate in benghazi where the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other state department officers were killed during a similar protest. president obama has promised -- excuse me, just want to point out that is the video from yemen, what you were just looking at was the video from protests in egypt. president obama has promised to bring those responsible to justice. at the same time mitt romney is calling it disgrateful that the u.s. embassy in cairo expressed regret that an american made film insulted muslims. take a listen to this. >> the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to an apology. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and name later. as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that. >> reporter: clearly these protests now having an impact on the presidential campaign. now the obama administration has started what appears to be a terrorist hunt in libya. we've got 50 marines heading there to protect the embassy in tripoli. the f.b